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Four recommended praline shops in New Orleans

Ashley Lideau

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Pralines are cookie-size candies that have become a signature sweet of New Orleans. While traditional New Orleans pralines recipe includes sugar, milk, butter, and pecans, there are also many versions with a little spinoff. Read on to find four shops in New Orleans with their own specialty pralines.

1. Loretta's Authentic Pralines

1100 N Peters St New Orleans, LA 70116 - (504) 944-7068

The pralines shop is named after its founder, Loretta, the first African American woman to successfully run a praline company in New Orleans. The shop's Praline Beignets, Crabmeat Beignets, and Burger Beignets are among locals' and visitors' favorites.

2. Aunt Sally's Pralines

810 Decatur St New Orleans, LA 70116 - (504) 524-3373

Aunt Sally's has been making the creole pralines for more than 80 years. In addition to the multiple variants of Original, Creamy, and Chewy Pralines, the family-owned shop also sells coated pecans, gift baskets, and other New Orleans foods.

3. Southern Candymakers

334 Decatur St New Orleans, LA 70130 - (504) 523-5544

Southern Candymakers is proud to serve authentic, handmade candy in the historic French Quarter for 29 years. Aside from the award-winning Original Pralines, some of their variants include Lemon Pralines, Chewy Pralines, and Mini Pralines.

4. Leah's Pralines

714 St Louis St New Orleans, LA 70130 - (504) 523-5662

Pralines from this shop are cooked in copper kettles and dipped by hand according to family recipes dated back to the 1930s. Leah's Pralines makes the southern candies fresh every day, ranging from Traditional Pralines to Chocolate and Rum Pralines.

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